Nightscapes: Ira Serkes’ photo show at the French Hotel

Long-time Berkeley resident, Realtor and Berkeleyside contributing photographer Ira Serkes has been going to the French Hotel in the Gourmet Ghetto for years. A few weeks ago Serkes gave Angel, the “super-barrista” who works there, his business card which features a photograph Serkes took of the 2012 supermoon over UC Berkeley, and he inquired if the hotel might be interested in mounting a […]

Your last-minute guide to Halloween activities for kids

Courtesy of our friends at the ever-reliable 510 Families, here is a round-up of Halloween activities and outings in the East Bay where Jedi Knights and Cleopatra will be more than welcomed. Decorate a Pumpkin  (Berkeley) Decorate a pumpkin in the Art Studio! Where: Habitot Children’s Museum When: 10/31 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 Montclair Village Halloween […]

The Berkeley Wire: 10.06.16

League of Women Voters holds forum for Rent Stabilization Board candidates (Daily Cal) Oh, those Berkeley racists (Marin Scope) Students highlight housing insecurity with creation of Homeless Student Union (Daily Cal) We don’t eat our dogs in Berkeley (Berkeley Reporter) Complaint filed on behalf of student kicked off plane for speaking Arabic (KTVU) Do you […]

Forum alert: Get to know your 2016 Berkeley candidates

All eyes may be on the U.S. presidential race, but Berkeley’s 2016 election season is also shaping up to be a big one, with electoral battles happening all over the city. More than 20 people pulled papers to run for five Berkeley City Council seats, including the mayoral spot, held since 2002 by Tom Bates, who will vacate the seat. Voters can […]